Library News

Gray’s Last Day

September 7, 2022

If you are a regular Saturday Library visitor, this cute face may look very familiar to you. Gray has been a Service Dog In-Training with the Lancaster 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club and has been living with his handler, Michele, since last June. As a puppy, he has been learning the basics of training, like…

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Mount Joy Lions Make Donation

September 7, 2022

Harry Goehring with the Mount Joy Lions Club visited the Library to personally give our director a $500 donation toward this year’s Benefit Auction. That amount made The Lions a Gold Sponsor. Thanks so much!

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Friends Donation

September 7, 2022

Thank You Friends! Last month, the Friends Group presented our director with a check in the amount of $25,000. This amount was the proceeds from the June Used Book Sale held at Donegal High School by the Friends. The Library is grateful for the amount of time and energy (mental and physical) that goes into…

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Courtyard Project

September 7, 2022

(Director’s Letter from our September eNews) “Wouldn’t it be nice if this were a courtyard with tables and nice places to sit?” That’s how it started. I’ve always appreciated the kind of person who can see how a space can be made better, how to arrange furniture and such to create a more open, more…

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Remembering Bernie

April 26, 2022

The Library is saddened by the recent loss of Bernie Grissinger. Bernie served on the Board of Trustees for many years. He was President of the Board and served on the Building Committee when MSL was conceived, designed, and built. (He is shown here holding the scissors for the Library’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.) Even after…

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A New Library Intern

April 26, 2022

  Say “hi” to Tori, our Library Assistant Intern! Tori is a graduate of Donegal and is pursuing a degree in Library Science. She will be assisting at the circulation desk and will take on special Library projects as assigned. Tori’s favorite genre is either paranormal, fantasy, or historic fiction. Her favorite book series is…

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MSL’s Book of Secrets Adventure

April 19, 2022

Adam Zurn of Uncharted Lancaster created an exclusive adventure for our Library – our own “Book of Secrets” Adventure! The adventure was revealed at the program “Mysterious Petroglyphs of Safe Harbor” held April 18th at the Library. Pick up a treasure map at the Library (or click here to print at home Book of Secrets…

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Friends’ Annual Used Book Sale

March 31, 2022

The Friends Used Book Sale returns to the Donegal High School this June! Thousands of books and dvds will be for sale at great prices, all to benefit Milanof-Schock Library!

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Friends’ Annual Yard Sale

March 31, 2022

It’s time for the annual Friends of the Library Community Yard Sale! Do you have things to sell but no where to sell them? Are you a small business owner looking for a place to show/sell your merch (Young Living, Pampered Chef, etc)? Are you an artist or crafter? Do you make clothes or jewelry?…

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April Greetings from our Director

March 31, 2022

I have always found it fascinating how we communicate with one another using metaphors, analogies, and idioms. It feels counterintuitive, but a good analogy or metaphor can help us understand one another better. For example, if I told you I was “on a wild goose chase,” you would know that I meant I was working…

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